Special events on the menu at Niko's

Niko's is livening up the restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean flavors with events designed to entertain as well as provide a relaxing and casual culinary escape.

"We will be open five years next spring and I think the town has evolved and our restaurant has also evolved," says Nick Kyriakidis, who is co-owner with his wife, Amy. "What we're trying to do with the events is a natural change for us and complements downtown, which is becoming more vibrant each year."

Every fourth Friday night of the month, Niko's features a Dine around the World evening. The next Dine around the World will be held Oct. 28 and will feature Greece with $10 carafes of red and white Greek wines and a specialty menu with Greek cuisine.

Every Thursday through Nov. 10, Niko's is hosting its Pedal for Pints event, which encourages guests to get out for some exercise and a scenic bicycle ride.